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30 Jan 1919

United States
11 Jan 1935

United States
  • Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii to Oakland, California, United States. ww2dbase [Oakland, California | CPC]
15 Sep 1941

United States
  • The keel of Proteus was laid down by the Moore Dry Dock Company in Oakland, California, United States. ww2dbase [Proteus | Oakland, California | CPC]
8 Dec 1941

Photo(s) dated 8 Dec 1941
9 May 1942

United States
  • Fred Korematsu went into hiding in Oakland, California, United States, defying the orders to assemble for deportation. ww2dbase [Fred Korematsu | Oakland, California | CPC]
12 Nov 1942

United States
  • Proteus was launched at the Moore Dry Dock Company in Oakland, California, United States, sponsored by the wife of Rear Admiral Charles M. Cooke, Jr. ww2dbase [Proteus | Oakland, California | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945